Fat Chance [NOOK Book]

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Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like . . . well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever ...

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Fat Chance

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Overview

Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like . . . well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever seen.

Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who is convinced his star columnist is losing her edge -- er, girth -- to run-ins with her closest male friend, the trip through the famed red door of beauty is anything but graceful. But despite her doubts about abandoning the comfortable life she's known -- not to mention deceiving legions of loyal readers who still think of her as their champion, L.A.-bound Maggie is hell-bent on getting her just "desserts"!

Bursting with wit, insight and humor, Deborah Blumenthal's Fat Chance is a guilt-free pleasure that is good to the last page!

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who divides her time between covering health, fitness and beauty stories and writing children's books. She has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and her stories have appeared in many other national magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Fat Chance is her first novel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459246140
  • Publisher: Red Dress Ink
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 393,733
  • File size: 367 KB

Meet the Author

Deborah Blumenthal

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who writes children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times and has written widely for many other national newspapers and magazines. Charlie, the world's greatest guinea pig, lived with Deborah and her family for more than two years. They traveled to many great American cities together—never without fresh vegetables!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Fun summer read

    Very fun and lighthearted. Would have enjoyed more of a stuggle in the weight loss part of the book (the character went from obese to thin, fit and model sexy in 8 weeks). But it was hard to put down at the beach!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2008

    Its great!

    This book shows that the under-dog can finally win. It gives you a different outlook on how a happy ending can end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    Great Book

    Author did a great job being that this is the first book that she has written, easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Great Read

    It is my understanding that this is is the author's first novel and it is a great start. Fun, bright, and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

    Not a chance!

    Okay -- while i have to say the book was somewhat entertaining, there wasn't a single likeable character until the VERY end. I thought the plot was so beyond the realm of possibility that i had to force myself to keep reading. Everything about the character, the story and her struggle was just TOO EASY.

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